The meaning of Digitization simply means the process of converting information into a digital format.

The reasons for implementing a digitization project, or digital conversion of non-digital material, are to:

  • To increase access: to allow users to access a library or archive specific material
  • To improve services
  • To reduce original material damaged with no back-up
  • To give thecompany the opportunity to review development of its technical infrastructure and staff skill capacity
  • Economic advantages of a shared approach